Google's new browser "Chrome" has raised a big wave of people that mistrust the new browser. A big point for this is the unique ID that will be assigned to the user's installation of Chrome. Because of that I wrote a small tool that automatically deletes the unique Client ID before each run of Google Chrome.
People that never close their browser will obviously not benefit from that tool. In the future you should always start the included ChromePrivacyGuard.exe instead of the original Chrome executable. This tool scans the "Local State" file inside the Chrome directory and removes all informations regarding the Client ID and afterwards automatically starts Chrome.
In any case you should also disable the option inside Google Chrome to allow it to send statistical data to Google.
If you experience any problems with my tools, just leave a comment.
Important: This tool does not offer you 100% of anonymity and privacy, it just helps keeping your surfing behaviour a bit more private!
- Installed Google Chrome
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista with .NET Framework 2.0
The source code (VisualStudio 2008) can be obtained from this location: ChromePrivacyGuard_src_126.96.36.199.zip
The name of this project had to be change due to a request of Anonymizer, Inc. whose trademark "Anonymizer (TM)" will be violated by our old project name. The new project name is now Chrome Privacy Guard